Sandy Alderson met with reporters today at the Winter Meetings and told them that he plans to test Jose Reyes in the outfield during 2017 Spring Training.
Per Adam Rubin of ESPN, Sandy said the Mets plan on doing the same with their minor leaguers so they are more flexible when they reach the bigs.
Reyes absolutely has the tools to succeed in the outfield. His great speed and a strong arm should help his transition, however at 33 years old, the Mets will try and teach an old dog new tricks. While his speed is typical of a left or center fielder, his arm can slot well in right field so it remains to be seen which outfield position he is exposed to.
After being acquired in the middle of the 2016 season, Reyes hit .267/.326/.443 with eight home runs, 24 RBIs, four triples, and nine stolen bases for the Mets. He was exactly the spark plug the Mets hoped he would be when they brought him back.